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RetroSound PA-01 Power Antenna

Universal fully-automatic antenna for domestic and imported vehicles

MFR # PA-01

RetroSound PA-01 Power Antenna

RetroSound PA-01 Power Antenna

Universal fully-automatic antenna for domestic and imported vehicles

MFR # PA-01

17 reviews
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Works

Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 10/11/2020

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Does what it's supposed to. Fit my '75 Datsun 280Z.

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Crutchfield customer from Fontana, CA on 5/26/2020

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Looks ok.

Pros: Looks like the OEM. It does have the

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Nice antenna

Crutchfield customer from Franklin, MA on 4/3/2020

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Quiet operation, good choices of fittings for how you would want to mount the antenna. I chose to mount the antenna so the tip of the antenna is level with the top of the fender. Requires making brackets and a bit of fiddling about but looks good and works well.

Pros: Looks well built.

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I like it

Crutchfield customer from Hayward, CA on 12/17/2019

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Easy to install, works great. I used it to replace my old power antenna, which had an external relay that eventually burned out or was water-damaged. This new one seems to have internalized all the electronics so that should be better I think.

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Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 8/24/2019

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Hardware was not exactly what I needed.

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This customer contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Crutchfield customer from W Long Branch, NJ on 7/14/2019

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works great and easy to install

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Bad sale

Bob from Bedford, NH on 9/15/2018

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This antenna wasn't even close to fitting my car. I filled out Crutchfield's form to "make sure it fits my car". The results showed it did, so I bought it. First of all, they charged my credit card instantly and emailed me that they had my order. For the next week, I received advertisement emails, but NO updates on my purchase. Finally, after a week I called them and they were all apologies and told me my antenna was out for delivery that day and at that time, gave me a tracking number. It did arrive that day. When I went to install it, it wasn't close. I called the mfg. and they told me that antenna was for a hot rod, that they don't make antennas for stock cars. What a waste of time this was. I just hope they refund me quicker and more accurately.

Pros: nothing

Cons: poor customer service ( no follow up), sent me wrong product

Crutchfield response on 10/1/2018
Bob, we're sorry this power antenna didn't work for your application. Upon researching your order, we saw no vehicle information posted for us to check the fit. As far as the shipping, this is an item that comes directly from RetroSound, whereas it would've arrive much quicker if it was an item we stocked. Our customer service folks are happy to set up a return or exchange for Bob within the return period of 60 days.

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Crutchfield customer from Zion, IL on 5/13/2018

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I nstalled on my 69 Chevelle, works great. easy install, not original, but wasn't looking for that. wanted to pull in stations and hear music, and it does that great!!!!

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Looks great, good value

Scott from New Port Richey, FL on 9/2/2017

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Great deal for a Cadillac Eldorado power antenna. Great value. Unfortunately it is 190 degrees in Florida right now. 100% humidity. I'm not going to crawl in my trunk right now and install it. It will be fine. It's a 2002 Eldorado anniversary edition number 85 of 1521. 64K. I shipped it here from Hawaii. The antenna is the only thing wrong with it. I'm very happy with it.

Pros: Well, to be honest, it's 190 degrees in Florida right now so installing Power antenna in my Cadillac trunk is not a top priority. It looks great, I'm sure it will fit fine, everything is there.

Cons: None. A Cadillac power antenna for a great price. ! No problem.

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Crutchfield customer from Middletown De on 8/23/2017

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Good antenna for older cars. Installation was easy enough for me to handle. No special tools need. I install in 1998 mercedes cl500

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Crutchfield customer from Buena Park, CA on 1/29/2017

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Works as expected. little tight on room in my '68 impala , ( the the products fault. mounted and works perfect. Comes with extra collars of different shapes to match "your" fender. would buy again

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Mike from Illinois on 6/24/2016

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Product fit well, even though in my application the inner fender well requires removal to install. Product worked well for a few days then stopped fucntioning (and remained in the extended possition). Crutchfield immediatly put thru a replacment order. Replacement is functioning properly so far.

Pros: Fit well. Crutchfield customer service and immediate replacement of defective part was great.

Cons: Original item had a defect. Unfortunatly R&R required removal of inner fender well a second time.

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Garrison from West Palm Beach, FL on 2/5/2016

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This antenna failed one week after it was installed. Crutchfield was good about sending a replacement. It too failed in one week. Waiting for a refund.

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Cons: When I was shopping for this product, I believed it to be manufactured in the USA. Its made in China.

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Power Antenna

fishingfox from Arizona on 8/3/2015

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This replaced a failed after market power antenna. It seems to be better quality than the one it replaced and is quieter and smoother raising and lowering. It could stand to be a little taller. The zero degree fixed bezel was cracked and not useable. I called the manufacturer and they said they would send a replacement out immediately. It has been three weeks and I am still waiting for it to show up.

Pros: Works great

Cons: Would like it to be a little taller. Zero degree fixed angle base was cracked and unuseable..

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Exactly what I was looking for

V737D from Texas on 5/10/2015

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I installed this on my 1990 GMC K2500, it fits. Installed where the stock antenna goes but you will need to modify a few parts to make it all work. You will want to reused the stock antenna-fender bezel as the kits ones (there are several) do not have enough slope to merge with the stock fender curve. The stock bezel will needed to sanded (I used my Dremel) on oppasite sides to make the slightly flat. This is done so the bezel can fit inside the antennas mounting plate, the part under the fender that holds it vertical. The GMC has a plastic filler plug on the inside of the fender that you will need to remove (it just snaps out), in addition to removing the coolant resevoir (two bolts). You will also be reopmoving the inner fender or wheel well, lots of bolts but straight forward.

Pros: Just what I wanted with very helpful product support from the company (i wanted to bench test it before finishing the install)

Cons: Not tall enough! I live in the boonies If it were 12" longer my radio reception would be even better.

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Broke after first rain

Crutchfield customer from Plano, Texas on 6/9/2014

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I purchased this antenna to replace a defective antenna in a 2000 4Runner. The antenna fit well. The fit was a major concern as the location of the hole for the antenna. I installed the antenna myself on a Sunday. (I installed car audio as a job in college) On Friday the Antenna stopped working. It just happened to rain at the same time. Can't say what the root of the failure is yet.

Pros: Fit well

Cons: Slow raise and lower Broken, does not work.

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Great Antenna

strwrz from Arizona on 1/6/2014

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Very nice factory replacement for my old broken stock 81 corvette power antenna. this one is lighter and quieter than the old one. easy to install.

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